the course of this administration. the administration puts up a name and a certain set of republicans for whatever reason get in the way of it. so, i think this continues that. i will say, though, some of the language that's been used about ambassador rice, describing her as incompetent, as not smart, i mean, it's actually really offensive. it's offensive, frankly, as a woman because we all know that she comes to the job of ambassador of the united nations highly qualified, rhodes scholar, a diplomat, very well respected all across the world. and if the president chooses to nominate her, then the senate has the obligation, i think, to ask the questions they need, but to affirm that and confirm that nomination. but it's his choice, not theirs. >> i completely agree. i think it also plays into the narrative they just won't give this president the respect he is due as president of the united states and the decisions that he's making. congresswoman donna edwards, thank you very much for joining us. have a happy thanksgiving. >> thank you.